Published by St-Barth Weekly - Local News in English
Edition N°437 - January 21, 2021 (Page 8)

 

 

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Represented in Saint Barth by Space Gallery in Gustavia, American artist Victor Matthews spends time in Saint Barth every winter, having first come to the island over 30 years ago. With roots in the 1980’s New York City street-art movement, Matthews painted murals in Soho alongside Keith Haring and JeanMichel Basquiat. 

 

Currently on the island, Matthews is working on a custom fresco for a client at their villa in Gustavia. “It is the third of such projects, and in the tradition of fresco he paints on the walls directly in his signature whites and beiges, using imagery from his island Utopia series to create a unique work that adorns the walls of the home,” explains Natalie Clifford, partner/director of Space Gallery.
 

The work is at the same time soft and striking. Victor is on the island through to early March and anyone wanting to have a consultation for a similar project should contact Space Gallery. Additionally, they should contact us for details of available work on paper and canvas. His works are elegant and compelling.


Matthew’s work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally including the Venice Biennale. His paintings are found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and he counts music mogul Jay-Z, literary icon Salman Rushdie, Hollywood elites Forest Whitaker and Ellen DeGeneres, and artists Brice and Helen Martin amongst his most devoted collectors and patrons. 

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